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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,505
Posted By ericos
Easiest solution to power wheelie is buy a CR500...

Easiest solution to power wheelie is buy a CR500 because that's what they do all day long. Pick a gear, any gear
Forum: Battle scooters 11-04-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,390
Posted By ericos
Talking Probably outlive me by a long shot. Respect to...

Probably outlive me by a long shot. Respect to you for nearing 72 and still out riding. I'm 29 and went from riding a CR500 to a honda today 50cc scooter. Small light bikes are stupidly fun. Full...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-23-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 17,266
Posted By ericos
Depends on the person. A dull,silly and unskilled...

Depends on the person. A dull,silly and unskilled rider on a scooter or motorcycle probably won't live as long as an alert, cautious and skilled rider on either machine.

I must say though I feel...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-11-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,234
Posted By ericos
They look awesome! Just a dream for many...

They look awesome! Just a dream for many countries in which they won't be street legal. I'm thinking the survival bike/black ops Needs an air box and quality air filter or they'd be pretty useless in...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-11-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,675
Posted By ericos
Thanks but it's not an issue. The socket draws so...

Thanks but it's not an issue. The socket draws so little power on it's own that it'd take many months to drain the battery assuming I never ride.

This scooter actually doesn't need a battery at...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-11-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,675
Posted By ericos
Lol, no I don't smoke. Kind of enjoy fully...

Lol, no I don't smoke. Kind of enjoy fully functional lungs:D

No relay Vitor. It's a direct connection to the battery with a fuse in between
Forum: Battle scooters 10-10-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,675
Posted By ericos
Wink Sorry for the down time on updates. Am not on the...

Sorry for the down time on updates. Am not on the open road just yet. Made a couple changes to the scoot since my last post.

I built a lightweight rack to carry a 5l fuel canister up front. It...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-12-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,123
Posted By ericos
40mph is lightening fast already. I have to be...

40mph is lightening fast already. I have to be complacent with 35mph with my honda today scooter. I hope you document your trip coz it sounds an amazing adventure.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-12-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,123
Posted By ericos
I'm surprised your scooter will run at all...

I'm surprised your scooter will run at all without an air box. These small engined scoots are so underpowered that any modifications to the intake will have a very noticeable impact on performance....
Forum: Battle scooters 09-10-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,675
Posted By ericos
lol that picture is now my wallpaper! SO awesome!...

lol that picture is now my wallpaper! SO awesome! I don't think the foot pegs are going to be necessary for me although a good idea for more stability offroad.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-09-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,675
Posted By ericos
Hey, Great to know I'm not the only idiot who...

Hey, Great to know I'm not the only idiot who thinks it's gonna be a fun adventure:D All replies are much appreciated and advice is welcomed. To address a few concerns with the present setup...
...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-07-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,675
Posted By ericos
Laugh My honda today (nvs50) offroad adventure scooter

Will be embarking on a journey around Australia on the tiniest street legal bike we can buy here.. My inspiration came from this blog.
http://todayadventure.blogspot.com.au/
Why a honda today? Why...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-07-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,457
Posted By ericos
Do it now. It'll be awesome fun and even if you...

Do it now. It'll be awesome fun and even if you get stuck just jump off and walk it through. Without your weight it'll pull you along no dramas even up dunes. Chances are you'll ride through just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-12-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,145
Posted By ericos
I just don't put air in my tires, I no longer...

I just don't put air in my tires, I no longer worry about flats.
Forum: Australia 10-10-2013, 12:56 AM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,014,499
Posted By ericos
g'day

Just like to say I'm relatively new to the SA thread so to fit right in.. I love boat:D
I have a DR650 and tend to spend a lot of my free time looking for some challenging tracks around SA. I head...
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 102,122
Views: 19,961,779
Posted By ericos
Laugh Ok here's some clips that prove how much better...

Ok here's some clips that prove how much better my DR is in the sand than my mates KLR and other mates DRZ:d
All clips are from the ROBE to BEACHPORT trip for any aussies, was an amazing ride
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,200
Posted By ericos
Loud exhaust may help to a degree but I certainly...

Loud exhaust may help to a degree but I certainly wouldn't feel any safer having a loud exhaust on my bike. Here is an interesting clip in regards to lane splitting and safe riding.
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,587
Posted By ericos
We don't know, He may have been let down by his...

We don't know, He may have been let down by his religion.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,798
Posted By ericos
Yeah, I agree there are much better bikes for all...

Yeah, I agree there are much better bikes for all aspects of off roading if that's your specific type of riding. My DR is my do it all adventure bike. I almost got talked from the DR to a DRZ after...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,798
Posted By ericos
Hey mate, as far as the engine goes the only...

Hey mate, as far as the engine goes the only modification is an FMF Q4 muffler, the rest is bone stock.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,798
Posted By ericos
I guess you're right, you don't have to be racing...

I guess you're right, you don't have to be racing on a DR to be faster than anything else on the sand. King of the desert would have been a more suitable heading:D

Seriously though, there's far...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,798
Posted By ericos
Laugh not to mention those crappy 450's that always...

not to mention those crappy 450's that always seem to get bogged like at the start of the vid.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,798
Posted By ericos
DR650=desert racer

Who says a DR650 can't be fun in the sand? Many seem to think the DR is too heavy and underpowered for dune work but these clips show that it can be a lot of fun. Anyone reluctant to ride the DR in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,865
Posted By ericos
You can have the best teacher in the world but...

You can have the best teacher in the world but how much of his knowledge is transferred to and retained by the student depends on that students ability to learn and apply information in practice....
Forum: Australia 06-29-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 181,161
Posted By ericos
Incredible, just incredible. It's like it was was...

Incredible, just incredible. It's like it was was born in the desert and domesticated for street use.
thanks for the advice I think I'll skip the rim locks
Forum: Australia 06-29-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 181,161
Posted By ericos
Holy shit that's some roost:clap. You're joking...

Holy shit that's some roost:clap. You're joking about not having power right?:lol3 No seriously I was thinking more for the sand so I can run pressures down to 5 psi or so for better traction. Works...
Forum: Australia 06-29-2013, 02:52 AM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 181,161
Posted By ericos
Amazing stuff guys I can't believe it took me...

Amazing stuff guys I can't believe it took me this long to find the postie thread:huh because I've been dreaming of postie bike travels for a long time. Perhaps because apparently my father was a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 102,122
Views: 19,961,779
Posted By ericos
I thought the warranty does not cover normal wear...

I thought the warranty does not cover normal wear and tear?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-28-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 192,021
Posted By ericos
Wow, that BMW looks in showroom condition despite...

Wow, that BMW looks in showroom condition despite being partially submerged. You didn't happen to park it there and then polish up the top half for the photo??
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,031
Posted By ericos
More Flotorcycle footage coming soon. Got a...

More Flotorcycle footage coming soon. Got a quality ski tube and will be attempting to cross the Murray river the following weekend. Stay tuned for a laugh:D
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,031
Posted By ericos
Yeah mate I cut a hole in it and water did flow...

Yeah mate I cut a hole in it and water did flow through. I knew It would compromise the potential buoyancy of the tube but at the same time I wanted to test this thing out without too much fuss and...
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,031
Posted By ericos
Ok, so I managed to get some footage of my first...

Ok, so I managed to get some footage of my first test crossing using an inner ski tube. Went fairly well (bike didn't sink) but I am going to need to work on a few points to make things easier....
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,031
Posted By ericos
It's good to hear soul_adventurer is still...

It's good to hear soul_adventurer is still playing with this idea as well and I hope she'll be kind enough to post up her conclusions when she's got it worked out. There was some good discussion on...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2013, 03:02 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 140,483
Posted By ericos
Found some info on the 3rd gear whine on the...

Found some info on the 3rd gear whine on the kiwirider forums in case anyone missed it. It seems this poor guy opened up his engine to get to the bottom of it only to find out there was nothing to be...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 140,483
Posted By ericos
My 2012 model has a whine or whistle to describe...

My 2012 model has a whine or whistle to describe it more accurately in 2nd and 3rd gear when I'm cruising at lower revs. Seems to be absent at higher rpm or perhaps I just can't hear it over the...
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,031
Posted By ericos
Laugh Has the inflatable tube thread deflated or are...

Has the inflatable tube thread deflated or are people still experimenting? Personally, I'd put my experiments on hold for a while mainly due to work commitments but did get a chance to run some...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-12-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 192,021
Posted By ericos
Laugh <iframe...

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<iframe width="640" height="360"...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-12-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 10,476
Views: 3,438,097
Posted By ericos
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8212/8319715007_85b0...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8212/8319715007_85b0d19fc7_c.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8222/8319714565_b89d82a8af_c.jpg
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Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2012, 03:50 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 57,589
Posted By ericos
What a massively old thread. Just want to add...

What a massively old thread. Just want to add that I'm loving my 2012 DR650. The reason I chose the DR over the DRZ is mainly because it is the simpler and more bullet proof of the two bikes. My DR...
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2012, 12:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,031
Posted By ericos
It's gotta be the jardine river they crossed....

It's gotta be the jardine river they crossed. Some big crocs in that river system. I drove my kombi up to cape york back in 07 and the ferry operator told me a story. The ferry had not been operating...
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